unpaintable


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unpaintable

(ʌnˈpeɪntəbəl)
adj
not capable of being painted, not suitable for painting
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Adj.1.unpaintable - not paintable especially not suitable for artistic representation on canvas; "the inexpressible, unpaintable `tick' in the unconscious"
paintable - lending itself to being painted; "a highly paintable landscape"; "made of sturdy eminently paintable wood"
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Twice he was heaved, kicked, and shouldered back again into the unpaintable inferno of a hotly contested charge.
I wanted to see if I could paint the unpaintable, both the extraordinariness and the physicalness, but also this sense that I was going to pieces.' More recently, she has focused on double self-portraits, depicting herself alongside Myerscough (Fig.
When two major paint companies, Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams, chose shades of white for their pick of 2016 (Simply White and Alabaster, respectively), your plain, unpaintable walls became your greatest asset.
Images of bloated, dead bodies quelled the romantic desire for paintings of the conflict--the brutality and the body count helped make this an unpaintable war while it was happening.
In Goldin's work, the blur is a by-product of longexposures, necessary because of low levels of available light, but inMolloy's art, the blur draws attention to her attempt to paintthe unpaintable.
It is the unsorted, under-interpreted "abundance" of stream-of-consciousness writing that, like the papers, stokes Wharton's fear that "when mediocrity has achieved universal diffusion [...] it become[s] completely unpaintable" ("The Great American Novel" 154).